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Book Review | Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert – A Booklover’s B and B Mystery

Date Published | August 11, 2020

Date Read | July 2021

Goodreads Rating | 3

Overall | It started out slow and actually continued to be very slow but somehow I kinda liked this mystery. She seemed a little ungrateful in jumping on the rumor mill that her great aunt was a criminal or prostitute in order to afford the B&B that she left her in the first place. Who knows what the truth was but she could’ve defended her.

Pros | She had books at the B&B

Cons | Slow

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | Nestled in the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Chapters Bed-and-Breakfast is a listener’s paradise. Built in 1770, the newly renovated inn hosts a roster of special events celebrating books, genres, and authors. It’s the perfect literary retreat – until a rare-book dealer turns up dead in the carriage house during a celebration of Golden Age mystery author Josephine Tey.

The victim’s daughter points the finger at 42-year-old widow and former schoolteacher Charlotte Reed, who inherited the B&B from her great-aunt Isabella. Charlotte is shocked to discover that the book dealer suspected Isabella of being a thief who founded Chapters on her ill-gotten gains. Charlotte has successfully learned the B&B business in a year, but nothing has prepared her to handle a death on the premises.

Armed with intelligence and courage and assisted by her vibrant older neighbor, a visiting author, and members of a local book club, Charlotte is determined to prove her innocence and to clear her great-aunt’s name. But the murderer is still at large and is equally determined to silence anyone who might discover the truth behind the book dealer’s death. Now, Charlotte must outwit an unknown killer – or end up writing her own final chapter.

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